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DeSha's American Tavern
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$$ - very expensive
[ Bar, Eatery ]
11320 Montgomery Road
phone: (513) 247-9933
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Although I came here for a private party, I was able to walk through most of the restaurant. Our party was in the bar area. There were 24 - 30 taps. Bud light and Yuengling were the only domestics. The bottle list is also very good. Everyone seemed to have at least a bit of beer knowledge. As a Great Lakes fan, I was delighted to see two of their beers on draft, especially in a Cincinnati area bar. I also rarely see anything from Summit Brewing Company in Ohio, as of late. Not to say that Summit is amazingly spectacular, but its great to see a nice variety of rare items.
12-26-2011 16:34:25 |
More by hyprlt
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 2 | $$$$
I've visited DeSha's several times over the past year. They have a great patio area that overlooks a pond full of fish. It's a nice place to sit and throw crackers to the catfish.
I was completely underwhelmed by the beer selection. I don't know if they replaced their bar manager or what. They featured BMC as well as a Bluegrass bourbon barrel ale which was terrible. It tasted like watered-down bourbon. They had a house amber ale that was a very mediocre interpretation of an english bitter. The only other draft possibility was Sam Adams. They bottle selection was quite small and mainly featured European macros. Dogfish head 60 minute was the only thing I could find to drink.
The food was presented as "up-scale" bar food. However, I found the portions to be small and very pricey.
The high-point of the trip was the wait staff. Our waitresses were excellent.
08-10-2009 16:06:14 |
More by beerslushy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
One of my favorites. deSha's is a very nice place to have a great meal and some fantastic beers. The selection is impressive. I feel that the pricing is high but fair. It is definately reflective of what you're getting... TOP SHELF.
The atmosphere is a modern twist on old world. The service has always been quite good... they don't hover over you like a pest... but the bartender has always been very professional. And you can mix it up with some nice Single Malts or Bourbons too.
Over-all, a top notch experience.
10-19-2006 21:34:59 |
More by TheBierBand
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$$
Finally got out and visited this place after wanting to get there for some time. Met beachbum and his crew up there for a few pints.
For a Friday, it wasm't packed but had its share of patrons. Five of us had a good spot at the bar taps. They had 5 or 6 good ones, most notably Belhaven ale and Goose 312. A full menu page of bottled macros, micros, and imports, mostly the common stuff but some notables like Bell's, Anchor Steam, Tupper's Hop Pocket. Got to try the Belhaven on tap and a Hop Pocket. Several TVs around the place, subdued noise level, very comfortable setting.
$9 for two beers, only the ballpark is more expensive. Though I didn't try anything else, they do have am impressive assortment of single malt scotches and bourbons as well. The bartender was attentive but not necessarily informed or helpful with our lively beer discussion. To his credit, he appeared interested but didn't have much to say. Maybe we helped his level of edgumacation, who knows?
09-09-2006 18:08:00 |
More by brewdlyhooked13
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
This is another of the pub/tavern locations associated with the Nicholson's group in Cincinnati. This location is in a nice suburban setting, within a small strip shopping center complex, and easily accessible from IR 275. Parking is abundant in the center complex.
To say that this location is tastefully appointed is a significant understatement. Much like Nicholson's there is a very real effort made to provide first-class surroundings and offerings to patrons.
As Nicholson's portrays a classy Scottish setting and The Pub @ Rookwood Mews protrays an English pub setting, so deSha's replicates an American tavern from a classier bygone era. The venue provides both a bar area and a purely restaurant area for more family-oriented dining. Food is first-class and some of the other locations' offerings are available here as well. A variety of fine draft and bottled beers are available and the draft selection leans toward ale and stout choices from the UK. Samuel Smith brews are featured by the bottle along with a number of American micros. It was surprising to see a Watson Bros. choice among the taps. A very nice setting for a bit of refined and relaxed dining and drinking.
07-11-2003 10:16:52 |
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DeSha's American Tavern in Cincinnati, OH